Gift Ideas: T1D Family
Happy Holidays from us at Chronically Healthy! Check out our favorite holiday gifts for the diabetic in your life!
pump & dexcom skins
Make site changes more fun, and show off your pump and dexcom! The stickers are cut specifically for Omnipod (they make them for other devices as well) and are sturdy, waterproof, and will last the life of your site.
Organize and carry all of your diabetes supplies in style. The main compartment includes a mesh zipper pocket and three interior elastic loops designed to fit your unique combination of supplies-a glucose meter, a lancing device, test strip drums, lancet needles, insulin pens or insulin vials, syringes, an infusion set, pen needles, glucose tabs, and alcohol swabs. Also fits a phone!
GENTEEL LANCING DEVICE
The world's only lancing device that uses vacuum to draw blood. No more squeezing and sensitivity! Get blood from anywhere on the body, avoid pain nerves with ultra-precise depth control, and give fingers a break! Try testing on the thenar area of the palm, which matches the fingers' blood sugar levels, in both steady and dynamic blood flow states for real-time readings. No custom lancets required! Use your existing test meter and test strips.
SWELL WATER BOTTLE
Hydration is important for everyone, but is especially important when you have Type One Diabetes. Dehydration can cause spikes in blood sugar, leaving your loved one with dry mouth, headaches, and feeling overall cruddy. Swell bottles are stainless steel so you don't have to worry about plastic contamination, and come in a variety of patterns and colors!
TYPE NONE SHIRT
Turn Type One into Type None!
JDRF T1D PURAVIDA BRACELET
JDRF is the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. Their strength lies in their exclusive focus and singular influence on the worldwide effort to end T1D. 10% of net profits of this bracelet will be donated to JDRF SD. 100% waterproof, wax-coated, and adjustable!
How do emotions affect blood sugar? When you’re angry or upset, adrenaline and cortisol are released into your blood stream. These hormones signal your liver to produce more glucose for a burst of energy, which is meant to help you in a fight or flight situation. If you’re a Type One Diabetic, this means an unexpected blood sugar spike, most likely followed by a crash.
If you feel your heart start to race, it is important to signal to your body that you are safe, and you don’t need to fight or flee. Aromatherapy be a powerful tool to train your brain. Read more here.
Buy oils individually, or save money with a kit!
The Whale diffuser creates a calm atmosphere by merging unique light projection, peaceful music, and a kid-friendly design. This diffuser offers a unique feature that when tipped over will automatically turn off.
MINDFUL COLORING BOOK
Mindful coloring books are another fun stress reliever!
Ever wonder how many carbs are in a banana? Just ask Alexa!